I thought for sure that Cupcakes would be too young to start Family Game Night. However, being me, I’ve been dreaming about FGN for a long time and decided to go for it. Hobbs and I got Cootie for Cupcakes for Christmas and even though the box says 3+, I thought (with supervision) this game could actually work.
AND I WAS RIGHT!
IT WAS AMAZING!
We made a pizza and brought it out to the living room to eat while we played Cootie on the floor. :) Cupcakes was able to eat between playing and we all had such a great time!
She had no problems letting us have our turns with the die – in fact, she passed it to us when we said it was our turn! And she rolled by herself during her turn! She put the die on the floor and flung it with the backs of her fingers.
When we told her which kind of body part her cootie could have, she chose from her options and even showed her Daddy where on her cootie she wanted it.
You might not believe me, but SHE BEAT US BOTH!
“Don’t look so shocked”
I proudly took 2nd, and my husband was last. Here he is pictured “eating his sorrows.” (his words)
Seriously, readers, what a GREAT time we had making memories! :) This was in-no-way sponsored by Cootie. It was just a simple game that I thought Cupcakes would be able to do. I also happen to know she loves bugs and putting things together. How could it not have worked?!
So if you’ve been wanting to start Family Game Night but have been putting it off, just give it a try! Pick a fairly easy game and just go for it. Cupcakes also got Candy Land and Chutes and Ladders for Christmas. These are other games that I think would be too hard for her, but we’re going to try anyway. Who knows? Lots of games have room for variations. :)
Make it exciting with your demeanor and tone! Kids get excited about what you get excited about!!
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